Building sustainable township and rural economies beyond COVID-19

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 10:00 – 10:45 AM UTC

Covid-19 impacted businesses, government and individuals badly. Business has shut down, Individuals lost jobs and government collect less tax. These unfortunate situations worsen the SA inequality. As businesses and government become paralyzed due to lack of resources. Social Activism become more important than ever to help. Join us when Vusi will sharing social activism solutions

About this event

South Africa is the most unequal society, currently standing at number 1 in the Gini Index, an index that lists counties based on income inequality. Economists anticipate that this income inequality will grow as the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 continues unabated.

Unable to deal with decreasing economic activity, some business have been forced to cut salaries, shed jobs and many have closed down. The government's capacity to deliver services will also be reduced tremendously due to a diminishing tax base as a result of these job losses.

During a time like this, the need for communities to mobilize and leverage digital technologies and local assets with a view to rebuild themselves post COVID-19 has never been greater.

Join us as we host Vusi Bhengu who will share with us his thoughts on how our township and rural economies can be self sustaining through the optimization of digital resources.

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